Europe fit for the Digital Age
Today, the European Commission proposed new rules and actions intended to boost the development of trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Europe. Their aim is to unify the understanding of AI and the approach to its regulation in all EU Member States.
The new Commission’s proposal is the combination of the first-ever legal framework proposal on AI – Regulation on Harmonised Rules on AI, the new Coordinated Plan with Member States on AI, and the New rules on Machinery.
The new rules will apply directly and uniformly in all EU Member States, and they follow a risk-based approach. Thus, the AI systems will be divided into four main groups, for which different measures will apply appropriately: 1) AI systems with unacceptable risk will be banned; 2) AI systems that pose a high-risk will be subjected to strict obligations before being put on the market; 3) AI systems with a limited risk will face transparency obligations; and 4) AI systems with minimal risk will be freely available to use.
The next steps are to be taken by the European Parliament and the Member States that have to adopt the proposed Regulation, so that it can become directly applicable across the EU. The Commission will also continue to actively cooperate with the Member States to ensure appropriate implementation of actions prevised in the new Coordinated Plan on AI.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.